NB: I had intended to start this thread earlier, but just never got around to doing so. As I mentioned in an earlier post (one on photographic output, if memory serves), I have been in the habit, over the years, of saving a disproportionate amount (call it a backlog, if you will) of my darkroom work for the "rainy season" (i.e. late-October to early-April, here on the Left Coast). Returning from the Calgary Stampede several weeks ago, I did as per usual, separating my exposed colour film from my black and white, double zip-lock bagging each and placing both in the deep-freeze. It was then I noticed something unusual (at least I found it unusual): there is something of a seasonal bias in my shooting. To wit: Since early May, I have been shooting colour (E100G/VS) to black and white (HP5+/Tri-X) in a ratio of about 4:1; during the winter months, while my productivity drops somewhat, the reverse occurs ( I base this observation of a count of the number of boxes of slides shot last year and the number/dates of PrintFile pages filled). While I am not quite certain as to why, my guess that it is somehow weather related (I do live in the "City on the Edge of the Rainforest"). Certainly it is not for a lack of subject matter begging to be shot in colour - Polar Bear Dips, Chinese New Year, etc. - yet my colour output drops off measurably in the winter months. Do those of you not fortunate enough D) to live on the West Coast - who also shoot both colour and black and white - notice the same pattern in your work? If so, any suggestions as to why?